Volume 29 Number 45 April 26, 2012

Includes Tax


Official Newspaper for the City of Bison, Perkins County, and the Bison School District A Publication of Ravellette Publications, Inc. P.O. Box 429 • Bison, South Dakota 57620-0429 Phone: (605) 244-7199 • FAX (605) 244-7198

Bison Courier

Bison Fire Department purchases fire truck

Johnson receives $1,000 scholarship for outstanding scholastic achievement

Deadline May 1st for property tax homestead exemptions
Applications for the Property Tax Homestead Exemption Program are now available to eligible property owners who wish to delay payment of their property taxes in South Dakota. May 1st is the deadline to apply for the program. Under the state Homestead Exemption, qualified applicants can delay payment of property taxes until their property is sold. Taxes then become a lien on the property and must be paid along with interest before the property can be transferred. To qualify for the exemption, an applicant must be at least 70 years old or a surviving spouse; have owned a single-family dwelling for at least three years or been a South Dakota resident for at least five years; have resided at least eight months of the past calendar year in a single-family dwelling; and meet the program’s income limits. The maximum amount of income to be eligible is $16,000 for a single-member household and $20,000 for a multiple-member household. The program defines property as the house, garage, and the lot upon which it sits, or one acre, whichever is less. Applicants should be aware that application and qualification for the Homestead Exemption Program make them ineligible for the Senior and

Disabled Citizens Sales and Property Tax Refund Program. Interested individuals must apply annually to their county treasurers for the Property Tax Homestead Exemption Program. Applications are available at county courthouses, the Department of Revenue’s Property and Special Taxes Division, or in downloads from the department’s Web site at: http://www.state.sd .us/drr2/forms/propertytaxforms.h tm (see form PT-38C). For more information, call the department’s toll-free helpline at 1-800-829-9188 and ask for the Division of Property and Special Taxes.

Bison Prom is Saturday evening Grand March is at 8 p.m., Under Water Enchantment is the theme.

Highlights & Happenings
starting this summer. Tickets are $5 for 1 and 3 for $10. Drawing is May 1st. Contact Jan or Stacy for more information 244-7252.

WELCA luncheon, Wednesday May 2, at the Legion from 10 - 2. Serving spaghetti, scallop potatoes & ham, corn, fruit & PIE

Jessica Johnson attended the annual Youth Appreciation Banquet at the Deadwood Elks Lodge #508 and received $1,000 scholarship for outstanding scholastic achievement.

Kindle Fire Raffle: The Bison Public Library is raffling off a Kindle Fire plus a year free subscription to the ereader program offered at the Library

Join the Bison Music Boosters on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00 P.M. in the school music room as the high school music students recap their trip to Minneapolis. Everyone welcome.

80th Birthday card shower for Shirley Johnson. Her birthday is April 28th, send cards to her at 11026 White Butte Rd, Lemmon, SD 57638.

The Bison School wide Plan Annual Review will be held on Wednesday, May 2, at 5:00 P.M. in the school lunchroom. Everyone is welcome to participate.

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Mosquito's are more attracted to the color blue than any other color.
Derek Morris, Meadow, South Dakota, was recently honored on April 2, 2012 at the Sixty-First Annual Honors Convocation at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Rapid City, South Dakota. Sixty students were recognized for their achievements at the luncheon/recognition ceremony. Derek , a senior at SDSM&T, was awarded the 2012 Edward L. Tullis Award in recognition of outstanding academic achievement demonstrated while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Engineering. In recognition of his academic excellence he was also presented a Brunton transit compass with a personalized engraved nameplate. The luncheon ceremony was given for the students as well as for their parents and guests who attended. President Robert A. Wharton, PH.D. gave the welcome and closing remarks and Scott Amos, PH.D. was a presenter of awards. Derek is the son of Brian and Lori Morris of Meadow, SD.

Morris honored at S.D. Farm Bureau scholarships SDSM&T awarded
Students from Pierre, Meadow, and Madison have been selected as winners of the 2011 SD Farm Bureau Scholarships. Receiving the $1,000 scholarships are Rebekah Nelson, Pierre; Lindsey Hendrickson, Meadow; and Kari Fods, Madison. "We congratulate these outstanding young leaders on their accomplishments," said SDFB CEO Michael Held. "Farm Bureau is honored to be able to help them as they pursue their academic goals." Rebekah Nelson is the daughter of Chris and Penny Nelson. She will graduate from Riggs High School next month and plans to attend SDSU this fall majoring in Nursing. Rebekah is active in Student Senate, the Youth Involvement Program, band, and the National Honor Society. In addition, she is active in her church and community, and served as a Legislative Page during the 2012 Session. Hendrickson is the daughter of Bruce and Dana Hendrickson. After graduating from Bison High School this spring, she plans to study Biology and Business at Creighton University, eventually pursuing a career in dentistry. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and serves as a class officer. In addition, she is active in basketball, volleyball, track, FFA, FCCLA, and her church. Fods is the daughter of Verlyn and Nancy Fods, and will graduate from Chester High School this spring. She will attend Augustana College this fall, studying pre-occupational therapy. She has been involved in school as a cheer leader, band and chorus member, and Student Council representative. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer with Special Olympics. The SDFB scholarship fund was started by an initial endowment from Richard and Agnes Ekstrum, long-time Farm Bureau members from Kimball.

Carter Cody Lemburg
Parents: Nicole & Hadley Lemburg Rapid City, SD Grandparents: Julie & John Harris Trout Creek, MT. Penny & Mike Lemburg Bison, SD

6 lbs. 14 ozs. 20 inches Born April 7, 2012

Deibert - Smaltz family reunion

A Diebert Smaltz family reunion potluck is being planned for July 7, 2012. It will be held at the Spearfish City Park, at 119 Canyon Drive, from 10 - 6. Everyone is welcome! for information call 256-679-6769 or 605-5849994.

Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch TV for 3 hours.

Nutrition Site Menu
BBQ chicken legs baked potato w/sour cream mixed vegetables pears Breaded baked fish parsley potatoes glazed carrots pudding w/fruit Porcupine meatballs w/gravy mashed potatoes green beans w/onion peaches oatmeal blueberry muffin Ginger pork chops baked potato w/sour cream seasoned spinach seasonal fruit

Thursday April 26

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Monday April 30

Classic Cleaning Company THE BISON COURIER
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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning without Steam,

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Child abuse is more than bruises or broken bones. Learn the signs and symptoms of child abuse and help break the cycle. Find out where to get help for the children and their caregivers. For more information call CAVA @ 605-374-5823

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Wednesday May 2 No Meals WELCA luncheon at the Legion

Trout Farm
Now Taking Orders for 2” to 12” Rainbow Trout
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Engle & Chapman announce engagement

West River Health Services provides the latest diagnostic technology
Women who undergo routine mammograms at West River Radiology now have the latest diagnostic technology available to them, new low dose full field digital mammography. West River Health Services (WRHS) is the first healthcare provider in southwestern North Dakota to feature the state-of-the-art system, Selenia™ Dimensions digital mammography made by Hologic™. WRHS is very excited to be able to offer the newest technology for breast cancer detection. Full field digital low dose mammography is different from conventional mammography in how the image of the breast is acquired and, more importantly, viewed. The on-staff radiologist can magnify the images, increase or decrease the contrast and invert the black and white values while reading the images. These features allow the radiologist to evaluate microcalcifications and focus on areas of concern. By offering women the latest technology in mammography, we hope to increase the number of area women who follow recommendations for regular screenings, discover disease at an early stage, and improve the service we can provide our clients.

Wash hunger away!
By Bison Sixth Grade On May 9th, the Bison sixth grade class will be washing cars to raise money to donate to Save the Children. The sixth grade read an article about famine and malnutrition in many parts of Africa. East Africa is experiencing a terrible drought. This has led to critical starvation in the region. Save the Children is an organization that is adding nutrients to food and distributing life saving nutritious paste food to families in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. Matching grants will double any donations made. In response with the character

trait of compassion, the class wanted to help this organization. They will be washing cars at the Grand Electric’s south side on May 9th from 12:15-3:15. If you would like to make an appointment, please call Mrs. Stockert at school or home. The class will be working for donations. If you would like to donate to this project, contact any sixth grader or Mrs. Stockert. The sixth graders would like to thank Grand Electric for their donation of the area and water to this project, and invite you to help them wash hunger away!

Part time help wanted, various hours contact Sam at the

Steven and Kathleen Engle of Newcastle, WY are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kalin Kathleen, to Mr. Beau Lenard Chapman, son of Kirby and Sylvia Chapman of Bison, S.D. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Newcastle High School and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Black Hills State University in 2011. Kalin is currently the physical education teacher, volleyball coach, and athletic director in Bison, S.D. Kalin is the greatgranddaughter of the late Lucille Coffield of Reva, SD. The groom-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Bison High School. Beau attended Dickinson State University and South Dakota State University where he studied Animal Science. Beau now owns and operates the family ranch in Perkins County near Bison. Beau is also the head football coach for the Bison Cardinals. Kalin and Beau will marry this June, in Rapid City, SD. The couple will make their home in Perkins County.

Buzz Stop

1 pound of lemons contain more sugar than 1 pound of strawberries.
Dr. Jason M. Hafner Dr. David J. Prosser

Gert Kooiman’s 95th Birthday

Every 1st Wed. of the month Every 3rd Wed. of the month

The Olympic flag's colors are always red, black, blue, green and yellow rings on a field of white. This is because at least one of those colors appears on the flag of every nation on the planet.

Buffalo Clinic

Faith Clinic


is April 23rd. “Shower” her with LOVE. Her kids, grandkids, & great-grandkids request a card shower. Honor her Birthday with a card! This ad was 13961 Prairie City Rd. mis-printed last week as gift Prairie City, SD 57649

....come join a fun and exciting team....Stop and visit with Gary or call 567-4344.

Help wanted ....C-store Kitchen FT, BC/BS, profit sharing, $10-12 hr

Large selection of breakfast items & $5.00 sub sandwiches all day.
Alliance Ag • Hettinger 567-4131 • Shane 567-3775 • Jon 567- 3160

Busy in the fields?.... Stop in!

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Hinners & Kopren wed

Lines from the bookshelf
there aren’t many pages, I’m guessing it could create quite a bit of conversation about the bugs, animals and other things they find behind the windows. “What Color is Nature?” by Stephen R. Swinburne is a beautifully illustrated book that reinforces color learning. What color is the sky? Blue, you say. Well, think again. It can be white, grey, black or many shades of red and orange, yes, but always with a touch of blue. Nature is really every color you can think of. This book not only helps little ones to learn color, but it also urges critical thinking. In “The Missing Sunflowers” by Maggie Stern, a first time gardener learns the age old philosophy of “hope springs eternal”. This budding gardener received three sunflowers plants. As they grew and bloomed he thought they looked like lions. Folks said he had a green thumb, but he really wasn’t sure that was such a compliment. All of a sudden the “lion heads” began to disappear. Who would do such a thing? With a little detective work he solved the mystery. He was given seeds for next year and a young gardener was hooked. The next three books are about gardens in areas that are very different than where we live. That in itself will give your child a broader insight into how other folks live. “Flower Garden” by Eve Bunting is about a little girl and her Dad and how they gave a flower garden to her mother for a gift. They just happen to live in an apartment in the city with just a window ledge for a garden. A new concept for us is carrying the plants home on the bus, and hauling everything up several flights of stairs. The effort paid off. Mother was happy and folks on the street could admire the touch of color that the flower garden gave an otherwise drab apartment building. “The Curious Garden” is by Peter Brown who was inspired by an elevated railway on the west side of Manhattan, that was shut down in 1980. When that happened, nature took over and survived in the most unlikely of places. The story is about a young boy who is exploring his drab, grey city. He comes across some plants on this old elevated railway, long abandoned. He decided that these plants needed a gardener, so he watered and pruned and created something beautiful. Next spring flowers began popping up in new areas and most surprising of all was the new gardeners that popped up. A neglected part of the city was transformed and the garden fever was catching. Soon the project moved beyond the railway. “Rose’s Garden by Peter Reynolds is dedicated to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. It too is about Rose’s effort to brighten a neglected corner of a bustling city. She had traveled the world collecting seeds. She encountered all the same problems that gardeners everywhere do, too much rain or not enough, and early frost. Through it all Rose had faith in her garden, but others weren’t so sure. Children started to bring paper flowers to brighten her garden. Soon the garden was filled with a riot of color. And, you guessed it, Rose’s faith paid off and soon there were real flowers. Her faith inspired others and soon there were flowers all over her city. This book is about faith. Ted Kennedy wrote that his mother Rose “taught her family to persevere no matter how great the challenges and to do all we could to care for others.”

Austin Anton Kopren & Timara Christian Nella Hinners were married on Dec. 21, 2011 at a small family wedding in Sioux Falls, SD. The couple is making their home in Sioux Falls, and are currently employed full-time. They expect to pursue their college degrees in the near future. Austin’s parents, Reid & Tarina Kopren, are hosting a reception in Bison on June 2, 2012.

By Vi Leonard Last week I talked about gardening and landscaping. Kids like to get their hands dirty too, probably more than we adults do. The books I found this week, not only inspire children, but I found them inspirational too. “Seek and Slide in the Garden” is a board book for little fingers to hang on to. It has interactive windows for those fingers to slide open and then match what they find to the background picture. Even though

The Bison Courier • Thursday, April 26, 2012 • Page 5 Obituary
Amy Vargo
Amy was born March 28, 1944, in Lemon, South Dakota, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Annie (Haugen) Hoar. She and William H. Vargo were united in marriage May 15, 1964; he preceded her in death in 1992. Amy enjoyed crocheting, knitting and sewing, as well as helping family members; she will be greatly missed. Amy leaves to cherish her memory, two sons, William R. Vargo and Robert and wife, Kim Vargo; mother, Annie; mother-in-law, Henrietta Vargo; nine grandchildren, Cassandra, Donna, Leonard, Briana, Savannah, Christina, Brittanie, Kayla, and Ethan; one great-grandson, James; two brothers; Ivan (Sandy) Hoar, Hot Springs, South dakota, Mark (Mary) Hoar, Edgemont, South Dakota; two sisters; Eunice Forney, Hot Springs, South Dakota, Judy (Jerry) Ebeling, Ama, Louisianna; two sisters-in-law; and several other family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard; husband of 28 years, William H.; father-in-law, William; and two brothers-in-law, Richard and Bill.

BHS biology class studies taxonomic categories

Amy Vargo of Saginaw, age 68, died Friday, March 30, 2012 at St. Mary Hospital. Cremation has taken place. The memorial service will take place 1:00 pm, Thursday, April 5, 2012, at the Fairgrove United Methodist Church. Pastor Daniel Gonder will officiate. The family will be present to receive friends at the church fellowship hall from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial contributions to the family fund. Envelopes are available at the church.

After studying the taxonomic categories for shrimp, crab, squid, mussels, and scallops these students are tasting for the first time some of these foods. This activity was part of the conclusion to the Biology class's study of these organisms. It was paired with a placemat quiz asking students to classfiy each of the foods by the following terms: Molluska, Gastropod, Bivalve, Cephalopod, Arthropoda, and Crustaceans. Pictured above are Kayley Johnson, Clayton Prelle and Ty Plaggemeyer.

Thomas Edison, light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.

Pastors Perspective
First Presbyterian Church Pastor Florence Hoff

Sunday School 9:30 a.m. • Worship Service - 10:30a.m. Wednesday Prayer Mtg. - 6:30 p.m.

Grace Baptist Church • Pastor Phil Hahn Church of Christ

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17) “GOD IS THE UNCHANGING SOURCE” Many activities in life depend on good timing. A farmer hopes his planting will be followed by several days of soft, gentle rain. A fisherman hopes to be in the right place at the right time, because you can’t always depend on the fish to be in the same spot. Runners hope the warm front won’t come in until after the big race. Timing is also highly important in human relationships. A salesman can’t do very much with a customer who's had a bad day. An employee hopes to catch the boss in just the right mood to listen to his or her request. Wives and husbands quickly learn there are times you don't dare bother your spouse. Children are wise to wait until just the right time to tell their parents about the broken window. But God is not like that. He “does not change like shifting shadows.” This is an amazing claim. The moon isn't always full; the sun doesn't always shine as brightly; but God is unchanging. His love is constant, and his mood is always the same! We do not have to plot how and when to approach God for the good gifts we need. We can go to him at any time and under any circumstances. We can be sure that we will always find him the same loving, gift-giving Father. When he doesn’t give us what we hoped for, it’s not because he wasn’t in the mood or didn’t hear our prayers. Rather, it’s that he knows best what is and what is not good for us. If ever there is a change in our relationship to God, it does not mean he's changed. It’s we who shift due to our weakness and sin. It’s like the wife who lamented to her husband ”We never sit close to each other in the car the way we used to.” His answer, of course was, “I haven’t moved!” God doesn’t move. We often move away from him. But even then, he invites us to come back and findin him the same loving Father we left. How great is the love He has lavished on us. Help us Father, to move closer to you. Amen.

Prairie Fellowship Parish ELCA • Pastor Margie Hershey
Indian Creek - 11:00 a.m. • American - 9:30 a.m. • Rosebud - 8:00 a.m.

18 mi. south of Prairie City - Worship Service - 10:00 a.m.

Christ Lutheran Church WELS •
Pastor Gerhardt Juergens

Sunday Bible Class - 8:00 a.m., Worship Service - 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Bible Class - 7:00 p.m. South Jct. of Highways 73 & 20 Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

Coal Springs Community Church Pastors Nels & Angie Easterby

Seventh Day Adventist Church • Pastor Donavon Kack
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church • Fr. Tony Grossenburg
Saturday Mass: Morristown - 4:45 p.m., Lemmon - 7:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: Lemmon - 8:15 a.m., Bison - 11:00 a.m. Sabbath School - 10:30 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church • Pastor Florence Hoff, CLP
Worship Service -10:30 a.m. • 9:30 Sunday School all ages welcome Reva • Sunday School 10:00 a.m., Worship Service - 11:00 a.m. WMF 2nd Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Confirmation every Wednesday

Holland Center Christian Reformed Church Pastor Brad Burkhalter • Lodgepole
Worship Service - 8:00 a.m.

Slim Buttes Lutheran • Pastor Henry Mohagen
Prairie City Sunday School - 10:00 a.m., Morning Worship - 11:00 a.m. Vesper Service - 6:00 p.m., Wed. Evenings - 7:30 p.m.

Beckman Wesleyan Church • Pastor Brad Burkhalter

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Finals of 6th annual Rising Star of the West scholarship contest set to begin
My name is Virginia (Rice) Green. I graduated from Lemmon High School in 1987 and I was diagnosed with SLE Lupus in October of 2009. Lupus now plays a huge part in my life. There is not a lot of public knowledge about this disease. I have decided that I want to educate anyone and everyone I can about this disease. In order to do so, I appealed to Governor Dennis Daugaard to accept my proclamation to Declare May 10, 2012 World Lupus Day. He accepted my proclamation and signed it on April 13, 2012. Lupus is a disease of the immune system. The immune system is suppose to protect the body from infection, however, when a person has Lupus, the immune system attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This leads to tissue damage and illness. According to the Lupus Founda-

Lupus awareness - World Lupus Day
tion of America, about 1.5 million people in the United States have lupus. Anyone can get lupus although, 90% of lupus patients are women of childbearing years. As many as 1 in 250 people may develop lupus. Lupus is a very difficult disease to diagnosis due to there being so many symptoms and combination of symptoms. Some of them are a malar rash, discoid rash, being sensitive to the sun, mouth sores, arthritis, kidney disorders, neurological disorders, inflammation, blood disorders, immunologic disorders, and abnormal blood work. Many people with lupus may have just a few symptoms, and others may have many symptoms. Some of the common symptoms are achy joints, unexplained fevers, swollen joints, extreme fatigue, skin rashes, ankle swelling and fluid accumulation, pain in the chest when breath-

The final round of the 6th annual Rising Star of the West Scholarship Contest begins Tuesday April 24th on Black Hills FOX News at Nine. This year’s contest, sponsored by KEVN Black Hills FOX and First Interstate Bank, offers a total of $7,500 in scholarship money. Four Black Hills high school seniors advanced from the initial field of 20 contestants to make it into this year’s finals. Bison High School’s Jessica Johnson, LeadDeadwood High Schools Jordan Barthel, St. Thomas More High School’s Caitlin Duffy and Stevens High School’s Emma Thomas will all be presenting four one minute commentaries over the next four weeks. This year, the students will each be speaking on four specific topics. The chosen topics are the what is the biggest challenge facing America today, are payments to high school students as incentives a good idea, what effect does reality TV have on teens

today and who is the ultimate role model. After viewing their commentaries on Black Hills FOX News at Nine, viewers are invited to view them online at HYPERLINK "http://www.blackhillsfox.com" www.blackhillsfox.com and rate each one. Those viewer ratings and the ratings of a Black Hills FOX panel will determine this year’s winners. This year’s first place winner will take home a $4,000 college scholarship from Black Hills FOX and First Interstate Bank. Second place receives a $2,000 scholarship, with $1,000 for third and $500 for fourth. The winner will be announced on May 24th. This year’s finalists are hoping to join previous winners Chad Christman of Lemmon, Annelise Ewing, Kaitlyn Hemmingson and Janesa Bakeberg of Spearfish and Caila Brennan of St. Thomas More with the title of The Rising Star of the West.

ing deeply, a butterfly-rash across the cheeks and nose, hair loss, mouth and nose sores, and pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress. The cause of Lupus is unknown. There seems to be something that triggers the immune system to attack various parts of the body. This is the reason doctors try to suppress the immune system as a way of treating lupus. Finding the cause is the object of major research efforts. If you are interested in learning more about Lupus or you would like to donate to help find a cure for Lupus, you can find the Lupus Foundation of America or Cure4Lupus on the web by googling the names or you can contact me at vgreen@sdplains.com. Please remember World Lupus Day on May 10 and when you see the purple butterfly please remember us lupies. Thank you!

Soldiers from every country salute with their right hand.

Administrative Professionals
week is April 22 - 28

Bison Clinic Thanks Susan Carmichael
Mammogram bus will be @ Bison Clinic on May 9th. Call ahead for an appointment 244-5206

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Guest Columnist
Monopolizing the Game
My son loves board games and I’m not talking about the fun, enjoyable ones. I’m talking about the torturous kind that takes so long to end that they require breaking for meals and bedtime. You know, like Monopoly. Not having satellite, cable, or local television at our house is partially to blame for my son’s Monopoly obsession. Monopoly is one of those games that either you love it or you don’t. There’s really no inbetween. I don’t love it—there’s really no in-between. Monopoly is a game for people who possess a unique characteristic known as “patience.” I’m partial to games that can be over in less time than it takes to travel to Maine. Regardless of how quickly I let my Monopoly money run out, it can still feel like a game of infinity. My son is the only one in our family who truly finds the game enjoyable. Our Monopoly game is usually hard to get to mostly because I see to it that it is but sometimes he actually moves stuff around to find it if he really wants to play. I secretly used to invite family down just so he had new people to talk into playing Monopoly besides us. No matter how tough recruiting players got, his grandmothers were always dependable targets. He developed various ways to get hesitant people to play or continue playing using his Monopoly modifications in addition to the game’s fast play rules. His biggest Monopoly playing year was back in 2008. He single-handedly kept my mom in a game after inventing the U.S. Government edition known as the “Bailout” version. It enabled Grandma to keep playing when she ran out of money too soon and ended the game in less than four hours. Government Bailout Monopoly has since become a favorite version among extended family members wanting to experience getting money handouts as consequences to corrupt investing. Another time when our kids spent a week with their other grandmother, my son was so desperate for his sister to play Monopoly with him and their grandma that he was willing to let sister play Monopoly via Grandma’s phone intercom system. She agreed to play from the third floor loft while he and Grandma played out on the deck. This allowed little sister freedom to hang out in the loft and have an excuse to use the intercom while appeasing my son’s desire for an all afternoon Monopoly game. Whenever it was sister’s turn, Monopoly Dictator would call her on the intercom, roll the dice for her, draw the necessary cards, and advise her on her options. She would then intercom her gameplaying decision, permitting him to manage her money for transactions. In lean times back home, when lenient game rules wouldn’t even sway resistant family members to participate, he had to reinvent the game. During these desperate times he would be other players and play against himself. For several months that winter I had to walk around a perpetual Monopoly game spread out on his floor. Playing Monopoly may not be my preferred way to spend my free time but I’d still rather be talked into playing Monopoly by the standard rules than have to tolerate being exposed to one episode of dim-witted reality TV programming.

Jim Christman left Saturday for California after spending a week with his parents, Art and Marilyn. Gary Christman arrived Saturday from Azerbaijan to spend a week with his parents, Art and Marilyn Christman. Jane Christman of Boulder, CO arrived Wednesday at Art and Marilyn Christman’s to spend some time. Judy Lewis of Sturgis spent the weekend with her parents, Art and Marilyn Christman and visited with brother and sister. Friday evening, Jim and Vera Wilson, Joyce Waddell and Mary Ellen Fried were callers and coffee guests at the home of Edith Meland. Bernie Rose and Betty Walikainen played scrabble one day this past week. Bernie Rose had dinner at Lisa’s Sunday. Fred and Bev Schopp traveled to Lemmon Friday and had dinner with Wes Ginther, Laurie Hoff and

Meadow News ..................By Tiss Treib

Connie Hourigan and Martha Jean Peterson. Saturday noon, Bev Schopp had lunch with Julie Schopp, Katie, Krista and Justin at their home. Saturday evening, Ray and Julie Schopp, Andrew, Kelly and Justin had supper with Fred and Bev Schopp. Carolyn Petik was a Wednesday visitor at Irene Young's. She also visited Harold Kvale and was a brief caller at Arnold and None Zielke's in the afternoon. Jerry and Carolyn Petik were Thursday morning visitors of Ernestine Miller. Saturday, Carolyn attended the Grade School Music contest in McIntosh with Barb, Cassidy, Teigan and Mavis Clark, Lillian Flatmoe and Ruth Rosenau. The young folks received 1+ ratings on their piano and vocal solos and a 1rating on their vocal duet. Denny and Linda Drayton were Sunday supper guests of Jerry and Carolyn Petiks.

SD Farm Bureau scholarships awarded
Students from Pierre, Meadow, and Madison have been selected as winners of the 2011 SD Farm Bureau Scholarships. Receiving the $1,000 scholarships are Rebekah Nelson, Pierre; Lindsey Hendrickson, Meadow; and Kari Fods, Madison. "We congratulate these outstanding young leaders on their accomplishments," said SDFB CEO Michael Held. "Farm Bureau is honored to be able to help them as they pursue their academic goals." Rebekah Nelson is the daughter of Chris and Penny Nelson. She will graduate from Riggs High School next month and plans to attend SDSU this fall majoring in Nursing. Rebekah is active in Student Senate, the Youth Involvement Program, band, and the National Honor Society. In addition, she is active in her church and community, and served as a Legislative Page during the 2012 Session. Hendrickson is the daughter of Bruce and Dana Hendrickson. After graduating from Bison High School this spring, she plans to study Biology and Business at Creighton University, eventually pursuing a career in dentistry. She has been inducted into the National Honor Society and serves as a class officer. In addition, she is active in basketball, volleyball, track, FFA, FCCLA, and her church. Fods is the daughter of Verlyn and Nancy Fods, and will graduate from Chester High School this spring. She will attend Augustana College this fall, studying pre-occupational therapy. She has been involved in school as a cheer leader, band and chorus member, and Student Council representative. She is a member of the National Honor Society and a volunteer with Special Olympics. The SDFB scholarship fund was started by an initial endowment from Richard and Agnes Ekstrum, long-time Farm Bureau members from Kimball.

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“Living 2 Serve” FFA event fights hunger

(Front Row, L to R) Lindsey Hendrickson, Megan Serr, Sydney Arneson, Tessa Kopren, Madison Hulm, Shaley Lensegrav, Christian Wolff (Second Row, L to R) Shelly Peck, Anna Hatle, Kimberly Peck, Beth Seidel (Third Row, L to R) Ty Plaggemeyer, Christopher Morris, Carrietta Schalesky, Shawn Klein, Conner Palmer, Wrangler Weishaar, Dillon Collins (Back Row, L to R) John Hatle, Lane Kopren, Logan Hendrickson, Layton Hendrickson, Wil Kolb, Josh Beckman, and Drew Reder.

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The blue corduroy jacket is a familiar symbol of the FFA organization, worn as part of official dress during most FFA activities. On April 16th at the South Dakota FFA convention in Brookings, as part of the second annual SD FFA Day of Service members removed their jackets and replaced it with an apron, hair net and plastic gloves to help fight hunger. Twenty-five members of the Bison FFA chapter attended the State Convention from April 15-17. Bison was one of four chapters to have over 50% participation in the community service project. This service project exemplified the portion of the FFA motto which states “Living to Serve” by teaming up with the Aberdeen and Sioux Falls area Kids Against Hunger organizations in packaging dry ingredient meals, KAH is a humanitarian food-aid organization whose mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. The meals consist of rice, soy, vegetables, vitamins & minerals. The food is designed to have a high nutritional value and strengthen the immune system. Each package of food includes six one-cup servings. Each 32 lb. box of food holds 36 bags; each meal costs .23 cents. SD FFA members measured, poured, sealed and boxed 85,536 meals in assembly line fashion throughout the day-long event. Members were logged in and out to keep track of service hours which at the days end totaled 473 hours. To help defray the cost of ingredients several businesses and individuals donated funds, among those a group of South Dakota agriculture cooperatives (Country Pride Cooperative, Winner; Central Farmers Cooperative, Marion; North Central Farmers Elevator, Ipswich; Dakotaland Feeds Huron) whose donations were matched by the Land O Lakes Foundation totaling $5,000. FFA members left the event knowing that by giving a few minutes of their time they would make a significant difference in the life of a person less fortunate then themselves. In addition to helping with the Kids Against Hunger project, many of the Bison FFA members competed in Career Development Events at the State Convention. Shaley Lensegrav placed 6th out of 179 participants in the Horse


Evaluation CDE and earned a gold emblem. The horse judging team (Shaley Lensegrav, Carrietta Schalesky, Anna Hatle, and Beth Seidel) earned a silver emblem placing 7th out of 55 teams. Carrietta Schalesky, Anna Hatle, and Beth Seidel each earned bronze emblems. The Ag Mechanics team (Shawn Klein, Wil Kolb, Logan Hendrickson, and Conner Palmer) earned a team bronze emblem. Wil Kolb, Logan Hendrickson, and Shawn Klein each earned an individual bronze emblem in that event. The Milk Quality and Products team (Megan Serr, Sydney Arneson, Kimberly Peck, and Christopher Morris) earned a bronze emblem with Megan Serr earning an individual bronze emblem. Madison Hulm and Lindsey Hendrickson earned individual bronze emblems in Floriculture. In Livestock Evaluation, Layton Hendrickson earned an individual bronze emblem. Anna Hatle earned an individual bronze emblem in Natural Resources. Lindsey Hendrickson, Shawn Klein, Christian Wolff, and Carrietta Schalesky each earned their State Degree. The members who attended State Convention were treated to a live performance by country artist and songwriter Steve Azar, with the sponsorship of Swenson Investments & Commodities of Sioux Falls and Huron. Azar has created a new tune honoring the agricultural professionals who drive our regional economy. The single, “American Farmer,” was debuted at the South Dakota FFA convention, with Azar singing it to a crowd of 2000 FFA members and guests. The song was sold on CD with a SD FFA limited edition cover at the convention, with Azar signing copies, to benefit the state FFA Foundation. Azar, a Mississippi native, recorded his first album Waitin' on Joe with HYP E R L I N K "https://webmail.k12.sd.us/owa/re dir.aspx?C=8c9436a7e0354e9b8f1 a92bd0ee7b535&URL=http%3a% 2f%2fen.wikipedia.org%2fwiki%2f Mercury_Records" \t "_blank" Mercury Records, which included his breakout single "I Don't Have “I’m to Be Me ('Til Monday)." proud to be part of this celebration of the men and women who have worked so hard to make this country great,” Azar said. “I was extremely impressed with the size of the SD FFA Convention, it's organization, and the commitment behind this tune and its purpose.”

Wrangler Weishaar and Lane Kopren of the Bison FFA Chapter helping with the FFA Day of Service project helping create 85,536 meals for the Kids Against Hunger organization.

Christian Wolff, Carrietta Schalesky, Shawn Klein, and Lindsey Hendrickson pictured with their State Degrees.

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Returning track lettermen

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Back row: Daniel Chapman, Seth Buer. Front Row: Drake Butsavage, Joseph Kvale, Cole Buer.

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Returning golf lettermen

Bison golfers attend Wall Invitational

Back row: Samantha Moody, Collin Palmer, Christopher Morris. Front row: Clayton Prelle and Conner Palmer. Not pictured Jessica Johnson.

Grandparents Day at Headstart

Balls travel significantly further on hot days. A golfer swinging a club at around 100 mph will carry the driver up to eight yards longer for each increase in air temperature of 25°F.

Jessica Johnson and Conner Palmer at the Wall Invitational.
Seven boys and three girls from the Bison golf team participated in the Wall Invitational, on april 13th. Jessica Johnson shot a 94, which earned her second place in the girls varsity division. Samantha Moody shot 112 and Brittnee Aaker a 141. In the boys division Conner Palmer shot 93, Collin Palmer 107, Dylan Beckman 108, Clayton Prelle 111, Wrangler Weishaar 132, Justin Moody 150, and Greg Voller 153. On Monday the 16th Brittnee Aaker, Julianna Kari and Marranda Hulm traveled to Hettinger

to play in a JV/JH tournament. The tournament was cut to nine holes instead of eighteen, due to the cold weather. Julianna shot a 67, Marranda 69 and Brittnee 87. The next golf tournament wil be on the 20th, at Philip.M

Colt Kopren shows grandma Cindy Kopren what he has been working on.

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Colbin Seidel and Grandma Arla Kopren are playing with playdoh. Callie Grage is at the next table.

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Bison golfers attend Philip Tournament
Monday, April 30 BBQ meat balls mashed potatoes creamed corn fruit & milk Tuesday, May 1 Hamburger w/bun salad bar fruit & milk

Wednesday, May 2 Turkey noodle casserole salad bar fruit & milk Thursday, May 3 Sloppy joes salad bar fruit & milk

Jessica Johnson placed fourth in girl’s varsity at the Philip tournament.

Brittnee Aaker at the Philip tournament

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The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million.

Samantha Moody at the Philip tournament.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, of Perkins County South Dakota, at the office of the Perkins County Finance Office, at Bison, South Dakota, until 11:00 A.M.. on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 for the purchase of One Used Semi-Truck Tractor . Such bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at that time in the Commissioner Room in the Courthouse at Bison, South Dakota. Bids, if mailed, should be addressed to the Perkins County Finance Office PO Box 126 Bison, SD 57620 and marked “Sealed Bid for used Semi Truck Tractor” .


The driver swing speed of an average lady golfer is 62mph; 96mph for an average LPGA professional; 84mph for an average male golfer; 108mph for an average PGA Tour player; 130mph for Tiger Woods; 148-152 mph for a national long drive champion.

Each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check or Bank Draft in the amount of 5% of the total bid and drawn on a Solvent State or National Bank or in lieu thereof, a 10% Bid Bond issued by a Surety authorized to do business in the State of South Dakota and payable to Perkins County. Specifications and Bid Proposal Forms are on file at the Perkins County Highway Dept. Bison, SD and can be obtained by calling 605-244-5629.

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Wish I Could Grow That! How many times have you heard someone say that as they travel and observe yards and gardens? That malady is known as Zone Envy and northern gardeners are especially susceptible. Zone Envy is defined as the insatiable and consuming desire to grow in your yards and gardens what will not grow there. You know who you are! I am one of you, we long for the plants and trees that our southern neighbors have. Many times we try a shrub, tree or perennial that we know in our own garden savvy is not meant for our area, but our heart over rules our mind and we plant it, only to be heartbroken when it fails. James (Jim) Kohut, President of Northscaping, has come up with five steps to overcome Zone Envy. 1. Zone envy may be one of the defining characteristics of being a Northscaper. For every Zone to the North there are always warmer zones to the south, plants with more blooms, more colors, more everything growing happily there. Such lovelies would shrivel

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Tuesday • May 1 Public Library 1 p.m. Sr Citizen pinochle 1 p.m. FFA Banquet Wednesday • May 2 Public Library 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Eastern Star 4-H Leader’s mtg Children’s Theatre Golf at Hart Ranch Town Board mtg Thursday • May 3 National Day of Prayer Public Library 1 p.m. Masonic Lodge 7:30 p.m. County Comm. mtg in Lemmon 10 a.m. Public Library 1 p.m. Sr. Cit. Pinochle 1 p.m. Kindergarten end of year program 3 p.m. Children’s Theatre Tuesday • May 8 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. Friday • May 11 Golf at Sturgis 9:30 a.m. 7 p.m. Children’s Theatre Saturday • May 12 10 a.m. Track at Kadoka Sunday • May 13 Mother’s Day Thursday • May 17 Last day of school Public Library 1 p.m. Friday • May 18 Public Library 1 p.m. Norwegian Celebratory foods 10 a.m. Hettinger Museum a.m.at the Hettinger Museum Thursday • May 24 Public Library 1 p.m. Friday • May 25 State track meet in Rapid City Saturday • May 26 State track meet in Rapid City Monday • May 28 Memorial Day Library Board mtg 7 p.m. Sunday • May 27 Saturday • May 19 Armed Forces Day BHS graduation 2 p.m. Monday • May 21 State Golf at Rapid City Firemen’s mtg 7 p.m. Sunday • May 20

and die in a colder zone. Zone 1 gardeners long for plants that grow in Zone 2 and so on down the line to 5. So you are not alone! 2. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Take a portion of your yard to use as an experimental plot. You will find some that die, some that hold on for dear life, barely, but some will survive, even do well. Experimenting hones our horticultural skills. 3. Learn to maximize that plants that will grow in your zone. Use what you have rather than pine for what you don’t. Stunning landscapes and be found in any zone 1 through 10, they are beautiful, not for rare or unusual plants, but the way the plants were used. 4. Appreciate what you have. Stop thinking about what you could have for a moment; walk into your yard/garden. Spend time with the trees, roses, the variety, the colors in fall, and the fragrances of spring. That will help soften any angst you feel when you want something you really can’t have.

5. Feed your envy occasionally. Take one or two trips each year to a zone south of you where plants grow that really don’t where you live. Go through the neighborhoods enjoying the yards and gardens. Visit public gardens; savor what communities have done with the plants that grow well for them. Tour an arboretum or botanical garden, and really spend some time with the plants there, taking it all in. I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright. ~ Henry David Thoreau Submitted by Karen Englehart, Master Gardener, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.

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Sunday • May 6 A Very Prairie Tea Hettinger Lutheran Church Monday • May 7

Saturday • May 5 Track at Lead 9:30 a.m. Boy’s Golf at Bowman 10 a.m. America by food exhibit in Hettinger 2 p.m.

Wednesday • May 9 Public Library 1 p.m. Food Pantry 2:30 p.m. Children’s Theatre Nutrition then & now 10 a.m. at the Hettinger Museum Thursday • May 10 Public Library 1 p.m. PCRWS meeting 6:45 p.m. Grandparents Day 2:30 p.m. 3 p.m. JH Track at Bowman Children’s Theatre

Monday • May 14 Play Day at school Region 6 Golf tourney at Hart Ranch 9:30 a.m.
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Tiss Treib called on Shirley Johnson Monday afternoon. Tiss Treib and Barb Verhulst went out to coffee together in Hettinger Thursday afternoon. Al and Tiss Treib met Vern, Roni, Hope and James Klein and Jade Schaff in Lemmon Friday evening and Al bought ice cream. Thelma Sandgren called on Al and Tiss Treib Saturday afternoon. Lucas and Krista Allen spent Sunday afternoon with Al and Tiss Treib and were supper and evening guests also. Friday, Bridget headed to Bismarck for the weekend for Guard Drill. Lil Albert spent the weekend with Dawn and Duane Harris. Duane and Helen Meink made a trip to Bismarck Thursday. Lil Albert Keller spent Saturday with Tim and JoAnne Seim. A Bridal shower was held for Christi Miller Sunday afternoon at the Rosebud church with many neighbors in attendance. Dean, Monte and Rolland Frey were among those who attended the funeral of Bruce Olson in Hettinger Wednesday. Monday, Al Treib stopped in at Thelma Sandgren’s. Steve Sandgren also stopped for some supplies. Tuesday, Thelma Sandgren was among those who attended the funeral of Dan Merwin. Wednesday, Al Treib and Thelma Sandgren traveled to Rapid City to pick up some supplies and Thelma visited her sister Gladys Vliem, they also stopped briefly to see Mariette Cornella and the kids. Thursday, Steve Sandgren came out to the ranch and Richard Miller also stopped and they were both coffee guests. Friday, Thelma Sandgren went to Hettinger and went out to lunch with Lucy Millerin. Thelma then played cards at the Senior Citizens and won high. She then visited at the Western Horizon’s Living Center with her brother Buster Van Wyk and visited at the Hospital with Albert Vliem. On her way home she stopped to check on Shirley Johnson. Sunday, Thelma Sandgren attended church at Holland Center and in the afternoon she attended a bridal shower for Christi Miller at Rosebud. Jim and Patsy Miller traveled to Scranton Monday and Wednesday. Jim and Patsy Miller visited with Violet Miller at the Western Horizon’s Care Center Friday. Patsy Miller spent Saturday in Hettinger with Christi Miller. Matt Miller came out and accompanied Jim Miller to a Masonic meeting in Bison Saturday. Heidi and Jena Johnson of Aberdeen, Matt Miller and Christi Miller were Sunday afternoon visitors of Jim and Patsy Miller. Ella and Greta Anderson were Friday overnight guests of Jasmine Seim. Nolan and Linda Seim, Jasmine and Logan, Larry and Sarah Dreiske Spencer and McKenna and Shirley Dreiske traveled to Prairie Knights to see the Charlie Pride Concert. Linda and Jasmine Seim attended Christi Miller’s bridal shower Sunday at Rosebud.

formation about a fuel tax license for contractors. Hulm will find out if Fink Dirtmoving will need one before road work in Cooper Addition. There was a letter from SD DOT regarding upcoming traffic counts in the area, April-Oct. OPEN FORUM: There was discussion regarding gravel needs at the golf course. CLAIMS: The following claims were presented and approved for payment. SDRS, RETIREMENT, $25.62; EMP HEALTH INS, $ 84.11; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $25.54; AVERA, PROF. FEES, $14.98; BISON IMP, REPAIRS/MAINT, $17.55; LA MOTTE CO, SUPP, $64.88; DPFCU, SUPP, $24.76; GRAND ELEC, REPAIRS/MAINT, $8.50; TOWN OF BISON - PETTY CASH , POSTAGE, $6.01; PCRWS, WATER PURCHASED, $3,565.73; GRAND ELEC, UTIL, $128.11; HD SUPPLY WATERWORKS, SUPP, $831.23; DACOTAH IN, PREMIUM, $414. FUND 603 – Special Project DEPT 433 – Storm Sewer: PETTY CASH, POSTAGE,$1.68. FUND 604 – Sewer DEPT 432 – Sanitation: EMPL SALARIES, $885.94; FICA, $67.77; SDRS, RETIREMENT, $34.63; EMPL HEALTH INS, $113.73; AVERA, PROF. FEES, $14.97; PETTY CASH, SUPP/POSTAGE, $11.47; GRAND ELEC, UTIL/EQUIP, $756.88; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $25.54; ARLEN AAKER, PROF FEES, $40; BISON GRAIN CO, SUPP, $494.72; BISON IMP, REPAIRS/MAINT, $27.16. FUND 612 – Solid Waste DEPT 432 – Sanitation: EMPL SALARIES, $1,487.51; FICA, $113.80; SDRS, RETIREMENT,$38.10; EMPL HEALTH INS, $125.17; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $25.54; NWSDRLA, PROF. FEES. $2,201.27; BISON FOOD, SUPP, $17.58; AVERA, PROF FEES, $14.97; PETTY CASH, POSTAGE, $8.60; DEPT OF REV, SALES TAX, $264.62; NEW DEAL TIRE, PROF. FEES, $5,991.75. EXECUTIVE SESSION: 030-2012 Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to enter executive session at 9:50 p.m. to discuss personnel, pursuant to SDCL 1-25 - 2(1). Carried. Clements declared the meeting back in open session at 9:54 p.m.

Rosebud News
By Tiss Treib

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:00 p.m. at City Hall

Bison Town Board

CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL: Vice Chairman Luke Clements called the regular re-scheduled monthly meeting of the Bison Town Board to order on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall. Trustees Terry Haggart, Mike Lockert, David Kopren were present. Chairman Juell Chapman was absent. Others present: Todd Fink, Lonnie Krause, Jim Hodgson, Finance Officer Beth Hulm and Gladys Jackson, press. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED BY ALL.

MINUTES: 023-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to approve the March 5, Equalization and March 20 minutes, as presented. Carried. FINANCIAL STATEMENT: 0242012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Haggart to approve the March Financial Statement, as presented. Carried.


STATUS REPORT: Trustees reviewed Heath McKinstry’s written status report with him. The complete report is on file at City Hall. 025-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Lockert to transfer funds for the $15,001.41 purchase of a sewer jetter. Carried. As an addition to the written report, Trustees discussed a government program through Lindskov Automotive, Isabel, whereby they could use a Ford tractor during the summer at no cost, other than fuel, oil and insurance. It was the general consensus of the board to take advantage of the offer and to obtain a written contract, if possible.

DELEGATIONS: Two parties, who asked for time on the agenda, did not appear. 7:10 p.m: Contractor Todd Fink discussed extending White St., east from Ernest Kari’s to 3th Ave. E and then south to Dem Crary’s, at the corner of 3rd Ave. and Jackson St. He estimated $18,000 to do the job and could possibly do the work by mid-July. A contract will be prepared. 7:30 p.m: Lonnie Krause visited Trustees about leasing some of their land near the airport to pasture 5-6 horses. Trustees will consider the request when they advertise airport hay bids.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: KBM pre-bid meeting: New information from the engineers was not received regarding a pre-bid meeting for the construction of the storm sewer. Item postponed until information becomes available. Silkman payment: The town will continue to withhold payment to Craig Silkman until a camera can be secured to check the new sewer line in Cooper Addition. Silkman has indicated that he can get somebody from Dickinson to do it; if not, South Dakota Rural Water will be in the area around April 25 and could do the camera job. Commercial garbage rates: Lockert shared a proposal regarding changing commercial garbage rates for light and heavy pick-up. It includes a waiver for small home-based businesses that generate very little garbage. Man Camp ordinance: Hulm shared an ordinance, secured through SD Municipal League, used by the City of Dickinson (ND) regarding municipal pro-

ELECTION CANVASS: Trustees canvassed the results of the April 10 municipal trustee election with the following results: For one three-year term, currently held by Terry Haggart: Matt Butsavage, 64; Darla Moody, 50; Terry Haggart, 48. For one one-year term, currently held by David Kopren: David Kopren, 126; Jeffrey Van Vactor, 34. Butsavage and Kopren will take their oaths of office at the beginning of the May meeting. CORRESPONDENCE: A Thank You note was read from Hurry and Hustle Community Club for the town’s $2,000 donation towards the new courthouse sign. The monthly internet charge for that sign will be $34.99. There was in-

NEW BUSINESS Insurance renewal - Jim Hodgson, Dacotah Insurance: Agent Hodgson discussed commercial property, general liability, auto and Inland Marine insurance and quoted $10,683 for the package, effective April 1, 2012. 026-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to approve Dacotah Insurance (and the premium) for another year. Carried. The premium represents a $1,459 increase from the previous year. Auto Supplements: 027-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Lockert to supplement grant money in the amount of $1,458.82 (grant #3-460003-06-2010) back into the airport budget. Carried. 028-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Clements to supplement grant money in the amount of $2,814.24 (grant #3-46-0003-07-2011) back into the airport budget. Carried. Transfers: 029-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to transfer $5,000 from sewer reserves to sewer cash. Carried. 030-2012 – Clements moved, seconded by Kopren to rescind motion 029-2012 and to instead move $40,000 to the Storm Sewer fund and $25,000 to the Sewer fund from General Fund, as provided for in Appropriations Ordinance 2011-2. Carried. Alcoholic consumption for Summer Softball program: 030-2012 – Kopren moved, seconded by Lockert to allowed alcohol consumption at Lions Club Park during adult summer softball games, every Thursday, beginning May 3 through Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 p.m. – midnight weekly. Carried. Clements also asked if the town would help pay for new field bases and sand at the softball field. He hopes that expenses could be shared with two other local groups. It was the general consensus of trustees to allow the expense from the park budget, where money is already earmarked for supplies. State grant for tire clean-up: Hulm shared information about a statewide grant for waste tire pick-up. The Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources is working with Perkins County to set dates and locations for tire pick-up. The county would then hire a contractor to haul them away and the grant would pay 100% of the costs, up to $75,000. One of the pick-up sites would likely be Bison’s landfill. Public Library survey: Trustees reviewed the 2011 library annual report/survey, as prepared by librarian Jan Gossman. The report will be on file at City Hall. Rental rates at Bentley Building: Clements and Haggart attended a recent meeting of the Perkins County Fair Board and reported that the fair board would like $425 for the lease of office space plus the town would be responsible for mowing and snow removal. The fair board offered a oneyear lease with an option for renewal. The town could sub-let office space, if desired. The fair board meets again on Monday, May 7 at 6:00.

tection for the formation of man camps.

FUND 101 – General Fund DEPT 410 – Gen. Gov’t: WRCTC, UTIL,$131.01; PETTY CASH, SUPP, $2.43; GRAND ELEC, UTIL, $95.53; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $181.75; DPFCU, BLDG, MAINT/REPAIRS, $124. DEPT 412 – Board of Trustees: TRUSTEES QTR. SALARIES, $1,500; FICA, $114.77; DACOTAH INS, PREMIUM, $7,968; ND ASSOC. OF OIL/GAS, TRAV/CONF, $20. DEPT 413 – Election: JOYCE AUKLAND, SALARIES $128; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $27.31; DIANA LANDIS, SALARIES, $112; KAY KOLB, SALARIES, $112. DEPT 414 – Fin. Admin: EMP SALARIES, $710.34, FICA, $54.34; PETTY CASH, POSTAGE, $7.41; FIN. OFF. ASSN, TRAV/CONF, $75. DEPT 419 – Public Works: PCRWS, UTIL, $1.38; GRAND ELEC, UTIL/SUPP, $257.93. DEPT 431 – Streets: EMP SALARIES, $1.363.36; FICA, $104.29; SDRS, RETIREMENT, $50.61; EMP HEALTH INS, $166.22; BISON IMP, EQUIP. REPAIR /MAINT, $52.24; H. MCKINSTRY, TRAV/CONF, $28; AVERA, PROF. FEES, $14.98; BISON GRAIN CO, SUPP, $243.48; DAKOTA FEED, SUPP, $480.27; GRAND ELEC, STREET LIGHTING, $1,083.07; ONE CALL, PROF. FEES, $10.50; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $21.25; TITAN MACHINERY, EQUIP REPAIR/MAINT, $1,011.61. DEPT 435 – Airport: GRAND ELEC, UTIL, $130.29; PETTY CASH, POSTAGE, $2.48; PCRWS, UTIL, $0.10; KLJ, INC, PROF. $601. DEPT 437 – Cemetery: BISON CEMETERY, SUBSIDY, $500. DEPT 452 – Parks: EMP SALARIES, $156.39; FICA, $11.98; SDRS, RETIREMENT, $3.28; EMP HEALTH INS, $10.77; GRAND ELEC. UTIL, $57.68; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $21.25. DEPT 455 – Library: EMPL SALARIES, $518.76; FICA, $39.68; GRAND ELEC, UTIL, $127.53; PETTY CASH, POSTAGE, $0.20; PCRWS, UTIL, $1.22; WRCTC, UTIL, $27.08. DEPT. 465 – Econ. Devel: EMPL SALARIES, $83.79; FICA, $6.40. FUND 601 – Liquor DEPT 499 - Liquor: EMP SALARIES, $6,516.46; FICA, $498.49; SDRS, RETIREMENT, $237.09; EMPL HEALTH INS, $358.25; DPFCU, SUPP, $378.67; COCA-COLA, SUPP, $128.60; FRITO LAY, SUPP, $47.12; WRCTC, UTIL. $120.42; DEPT OF REV, SALES TAX, $1,175.15; GRAND ELEC, UTIL, $625.55; BILLS HOME REPAIR, REPAIRS/MAINT, $140; SERVALL, PROF. FEES.$70.16; S & S ROADRUNNER, SUPP, $1,971.05; REPUBLIC, ON/OFF-SALE LIQ, $606.82; PCRWS, UTIL, $7.87; PEPSI , SUPP, $297.60; JOHNSON, SUPP/BEER/ON-OFF SALE LIQ, 2,809.92; NW BEV, BEER, $3,431.60; BISON COURIER, PUBL, $25.54; DACOTAH INS, PREMIUM, $3,781; JEROME BEV, BEER, $2,233.05; HETTINGER CANDY, SUPP, $408.71. FUND 602 – Water EMPL DEPT 433 – Water: SALARIES, $741.03; FICA, $56.68;

SUMMER HELP: 031-2012 – Lockert moved, seconded by Kopren to offer summer employment to Kelli Nelson and Justin Kolb at $10 per hour. Carried. Both applicants were called and both verbally agreed to accept the positions offered. ADJOURNMENT: Vice Chairman Clements adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. ATTEST: APPROVED:

Elizabeth Hulm, Finance Officer Luke Clements, Vice Chairman Town of Bison

[Published April 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $123.79.]

Proportional to their weight, men are stronger than horses.

Meadow, S.D., ranch couple receives national recognition
Travis and Renae Gebhart of Meadow, South Dakota, recently received a Case IH Farmall 65A tractor for their Achievement Award recognition by the American Farm Bureau Federation. Young farmers and ranchers from across the country competed for the award. The Gebharts were among three runners-up in the national contest. In addition to the tractor, they received a $5,000 Savings Bond and a STIHL Farm Boss, courtesy of STIHL. The Achievement Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and exhibited superior leadership abilities. Participants are evaluated on a combination of their agricultural operation's growth and financial progress, Farm Bureau leadership, and leadership outside of Farm Bureau. Both Travis and Renae were selected to participate in the Partners in Agricultural Leadership program, and they served as chair of the SD Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee. In addition, Travis is President of the Perkins County Farm Bureau.

DATE: April 9, 2012 TIME HELD: 7:00 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Regular WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Besler, Kvale, Hershey MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Business Manager Crow, Assistant Business Manager Johnson, Tracy Collins, Heidi Collins, Brad Mackaben, T.W. Schalesky, Faye Schalesky, Sara Weishaar, Dodge Weishaar, Beth Hulm CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.


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Besler to offer Bonnie Crow’s Business Manager contract for the 2012-2013 year at a rate of $16 per hour and reduce her medical, dental, sick leave and vacation benefits by half. Motion carried. 109. Motion by Beckman, second by Hershey to offer Colette Johnson’s Assistant Business Manager contract for the 2012-2013 year at a $.50 per hour increase to $12.50 per hour. Motion carried. ISSUE TEACHER’S CONTRACTS Chairman Kvale called for a motion to issue teacher contracts. No motion was made. 110. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in executive session at 8:55 p.m. At 9:06 p.m. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session.

CONSENT AGENDA 101. Motion by Hershey second by Beckman to approve the consent agenda with the following additions: Add 9a Teacher Contracts, and Delegations: Sara Weishaar (Executive Session) and to approve the financial reports and the minutes of the March12, 2012 Regular Meeting, and the March 20 and March 27 Special/Negotiations Meetings. Motion carried. APPROVAL OF CLAIMS 102. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to approve the claims listed below. Motion carried. A&B BUSINESS PRODUCTS, SUPPLIES, 231.03; ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MONTHLY REIMBURSEMENT, 2555.01; BISON COURIER, ADVERTISING/PUBLISHING, 537.46; BISON FOOD STORE, FOOD, 205.77; BISON GRAIN, GAS/FUEL, 265.40; CAHILL SCHAEBAUER & ASSOC, AUDIT, 1455.00; CHRIS SUPPLY, COMPUTER SUPPLIES, 41.54; DAKOTA FEED & SEED, GAS, 95.04; KALIN ENGLE, TRAVEL EXP., 94.72; THE FLOWER BOX, FLOWERS, 31.00; G & O PAPER SUPPLIES, SUPPLIES, 435.45; GRAND ELECTRIC COOP, REPAIRS, 178.03; HARMON LAW OFFICE, LEGAL SERVICES, 91.67; LOLA HEDSTROM, SUPPLIES, 57.36; HERMITAGE ART CO, GRADUATION S U P PLIES, 43.13; HOUSE OF GLASS, PARTS, 160.31; JW PEPPER & SON, MUSIC SUPPLIES, 70.93, BOB JACKSON, LABOR, 250.00; DARREN JACKSON, TRAVEL EXP., 174.00; MCLEOD’S OFFICE SUPPLY, ELECTION SUPPLIES, 113.04; MODERN SCHOOL SUPPLIES, SUPPLIES, 135.09; P FLEET, GAS/FUEL, 152.36; PENOR’S TEXACO, VEHICLE MAINT., 48.74; SDHSAA , DUES, 470.00; GENE SMITH, BUS CONTRACT, 7887.33; GENE SMITH, FUEL STIPEND, 704.00; SOUTHWEST BUSINESS MACHINES, SUPPLIES/COPIER, 804.00; TOWN OF BISON, WATER BILL, 264.93; WEEKLY READER, SUPPLIES, 50.90; WEST RIVER COOP TEL,

ADVANCE PAYMENTS, MILK TICKET REFUND, 4.90; BISON FOOD STORE, FOOD, 58.38; CASS CLAY CREAMERY, FOOD, 1142.50; CHILD & ADULT NUTRITION, FOOD, 138.62, SYSCO FOOD SERVICES OF ND, FOOD/SUPPLIES, 2965.08 TOTAL SCHOOL LUNCH $4,309.48 To t a l Payroll for Mar -$82,487.06 Elementary-$21,692.05; Jr High-$3,317.55; Secondary-$15,355.90; Title-$5,473.95; Guidance-$336.58; Library-$3,345.08; Supt-$5,291.67; Secretaries-$3,379.12; Fiscal-$2,350.65; Custodial-$4,028.43; Route Driver-$178.12; Early Retirement-1,271.37; Co-curricular$4,261.02; Special Ed-$9,116.68; School Lunch-$3,088.89

BOARD RESOLUTION 111. Motion by Beckman, second by Hershey to authorize membership in the South Dakota High School Activities Association for the 2012-2013 year. Motion carried. APPROVE CLASS SCHEDULES 112. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to approve the finalized class schedule for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion carried. FISCAL YEAR 2011 AUDIT 113. Motion by Besler, second by Arneson to approve the audit for FY 2011. Motion carried. BOARD OF EQUALIZATION REPORT Dan Kvale served as Brooke Hershey’s alternate to the Board of Equalization meeting and offered a brief report Brooke Hershey was appointed to represent the school board when the Equalization Board meets. NORTHWEST AREA SCHOOLS MONTHLY REPORT Dan Beckman gave a brief report on the NWAS meeting he attended.

DELEGATIONS Sara Weishaar requested an Executive Session with the board to discuss a student/staff matter. 103. Motion by Hershey, second by Arneson to enter into executive session. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in Executive Session at 7:07 p.m. At 7:18 Chairman Kvale declared the meeting back in regular session.

WRESTLING PROGRAM Tracy Collins presented information from Harding County, Hettinger, and Lemmon schools regarding the possibility of a wrestling co-op. Pros and cons for each were presented. 104. Motion by Arneson, second by Besler to enter a wrestling co-op with Lemmon and budget $500 for expenses for the 2012-2013 school year . Roll call vote: Arneson, aye; Beckman, nay; Besler, aye; Hershey, aye; Kvale, aye. Motion carried. RESIGNATIONS 105. Motion by Beckman, second by Arneson to approve the letter of resignation from Erin Titze as Math Teacher, and Darren Jackson as Head Boys Basketball Coach. Motion carried. APPROVE CONTRACT FOR TEACHER POSITION 106. Motion by Besler, second by Arneson to approve the contract of Kristen Seidel to teach US History, Government, and Business classes for the 2012-2013 year for $27,100, 00 and also to serve as the Head Girls Basketball Coach for $2404, 00 with salaries subject to change pending the finalization of teacher negotiations. Motion carried. BUSINESS MANAGER CONTRACT 107. Motion by Beckman, second by Besler to enter executive session to discuss personnel. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in executive session at 8:18 p.m. At 8:50 Chairman Kvale declared the meeting in regular session. 108. Motion by Hershey, second by

SUPERINTENDENT’S NOTES Mr. Kraemer presented the board with a packet of information regarding school funding and new laws affecting education that passed into law. Dakota STEP testing is in progress for students in grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 Interviewing has begun for the Math position, and advertising efforts will be expanded. The Spring Music Concert will be held April 11, 2012 High School music students will be attending a field trip to Minneapolis departing Apr. 12 and returning Apr. 15 Mr. Kraemer sought the boards input as to whether an architect should be hired to draw plans for a new shop building. ADJOURNMENT 114. Motion by Arneson, second by Besler to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried. Chairman Kvale adjourned the meeting at 9:50 p.m. ` Daniel Kvale, Chairman Colette Johnson Asst. Bus. Mgr.

In space, astronauts cannot cry, because there is no gravity, so the tears can't flow.

[Published April 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $88.05.]

Abraham Lincoln's dog, Fido, was assassinated too.

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Cash on Hand 03-1-12 Invested in Securities Receipts: Local Sources Interest Taxes Misc Co-Curricular Loan from Impact Aid State Sources State Aid Medicaid Total Receipts Total Disbursements Cash on Hand 03-31-12 Invested in Securities IMPACT AID FUND Receipts Loan to Special Ed Ending Balance GENERAL FUND $14811.10 774714.30 422.58 36997.16 336.09 15.95 32185.00 849.00 70805.78 111686.33 14719.08 $734,027.77

PENSION 61805.00 1883.63 T&A 41486.49

CAP OUTLAY 5569.44 451542.91 135.46 12581.03

SPEC ED 5168.40 3463.00 1.84 8808.88 25000.00 165.00 8975.72 15616.78 4551.62 $22,438.72

SCHOOL LUNCH FUND Receipts Disbursements Ending

TRUST & AGENCY Receipts FCCLA/Dance Special Clearings/Cash Sophomores/Candy Sales Gen. Fund/Advance Payment Reimb Yearbook/Ad and Annual Sales Student Council/Fundraiser Thespians/Play Receipts Dacotah Bank/Interest

$7731.96 6896.55 7744.28 $6,884.23 222.50 50.40 185.80 853.86 216.00 70.00 1543.00 1.71

$73403.41 8016.00 25000.00 $56,419.41

12716.49 8198.72 5370.72 $456,259.40

1883.63 $63,688.63

3143.27 8052.24 $36,577.52

DATE: April 11, 2012 TIME HELD: 3:30 p.m. KIND OF MEETING: Special WHERE HELD: Boardroom MEMBERS PRESENT: Arneson, Beckman, Besler, Kvale, Hershey(Phone) MEMBERS ABSENT: None OFFICERS AND OTHERS PRESENT: Supt. Kraemer, Business Manager Crow, Assistant Business Manager Johnson CHAIRMAN KVALE CALLED THE MEETING TO ORDER WITH A CALL FOR THE SALUTE TO THE FLAG.


Blaise Sims 447 North 1st East St. Green River, WY 82935

Trish Peck Perkins County Clerk of Court P. O. Box 426 Bison, South Dakota 57620 (605) 244-5626

Aaron W. Roseland Crane Roseland Hardy, PC P.O. Box 390 Hettinger, North Dakota 58639 (701) 567-2418

[Published April 26, 2012, May 3 & May 10, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $46.93.]

Disbursements Bison Food Store/FCCLA Balloons 52.90 Christi Ryen/FFA Supplies 32.18 Christi Ryen/FFA Travel 33.00 4.90 Warren Veal/Milk Ticket Reimb. Nancy Reimer/Drama Supplies 51.93 Josten’s/Caps & Gowns 311.60 Stateline Designs/T-Shirts 420.00 Eldridge Plays/Scripts 303.25 Hettinger Candy/Concessions Salt 5.93 Beau Chapman/Official Fee 25.00 Wil Kolb/Official Fee 60.00 Jeffrey Johnson/Official Fee 203.00 Bob Jackson/Official Fee 180.00 Kirby Chapman/Official Fee 25.00 Colle Nash/Official Fee 523.00 Penny Nash/Official Fee 410.00 Erin Titze/Official Fee 140.00 Joyce Matthews/Shirts 330.45 Dawn McKinstry/Mileage 114.70 The Flower Box/Special Clearings 50.40 Coca-Cola/Sophomore Concessions 424.60 Coca-Cola/Thespians Concessions 100.00 Petty Cash/Postage 67.73 Bison Grain/Gas & Fuel 252.95 SD FCCLA/Registration 24.36 SD FCCLA/Registration 821.64 SDSCA/Registration 250.00 HOBY/Registration 300.00 WRCTC/Phone Bill 313.97 M. Sandgren Benefit/FFA Donation 500.00 CAVA/FFA Donation 200.00 SD Cattlewomen/FFA Donation 200.00 Petty Cash/Starting Cash 500.00 Modern Glass Co/Prom Supplies 339.75 Stateline Designs/T-Shirts 450.00 Belle Fourche School/Entry Fee 30.00 [Published April 26,2012 at a total approximate cost of $168.49.]

NEGOTIATIONS PERKINS COUNTY 116. Motion by Beckman second by Arneson to enter into executive session to SURPLUS REAL discuss teacher negotiations. Motion PROPERTY carried. Chairman Kvale declared the meeting into executive session at 3:35 p.m. and back in regular session at Notice is hereby given pursuant to SDCL 6-13-4, that the following prop4:03 p.m. erties, acquired by Perkins County 117. Motion by Beckman second by Ar- through tax deed proceedings, have neson to issue all teacher’s contracts been declared surplus property by for the 2012-2013 school year. Motion Perkins County and will be offered for sale to the highest bidder by sealed bid carried. for cash at 10:30 p.m. MT on Tuesday, 118. Motion by Arneson second by May 8, 2012, at the Dakota Lodge in Beckman to offer to all eligible staff Lemmon, SD: two steps of $350.00 each for 20112012 and 2012-2013 school year, in- Legal, Description, Appraised Value crease wages by 4% and to increase Conditions 10% all extra curricular wages for the Lemmon’s 3rd Addition, Block 2 2012-2013 school year. Roll call vote: Lot 4, City of Lemmon; $7,500; Arneson, Aye; Besler-Aye; Beckman- Shingles & Paint, Bring up to city Aye; Hershey-Nay; Kvale-Aye. Motion code within 90 days. carried. Lemmon Original, Block 13 Lot 16, Student Accountability /Memoran- City of Lemmon; $5,500; Roof repaired, Cleaned & mold removed, dum of Agreement 119. Motion by Besler second by Arne- Bring up to city code Within 90 son to not participate in this agree- days ment. Motion carried. Lemmon Original, Block 7 S 1/2 Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of LemShop Program Discussed setting up a committee to mon; $3000; Bring to city code within 90 days discuss the shop program. 120. Motion by Arneson second by Sealed bids should be mailed or Beckman to adjourn the meeting at delivered to: Perkins County Finance Office 4:32 p.m. Motion carried. Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer P.O. Box 126 Dan Kvale, Chairman Bison, SD 57620 Bonnie Crow, Business Manager


[Published April 26, 2012 at a total ap- Bids must be received prior to the bid opening at 10:30 a.m. MDT. Bidders proximate cost of $21.45.] will be allowed to orally raise their bids at the opening and the County ReNOTICE TO CREDITORS serves the right to reject any and all bids. IN CIRCUIT COURT TERMS OF SALE: FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTY OF PERKINS Estate of THOMAS SIMS, Case No. PRO 12-12 Deceased ) ) Cash at the time of acceptance of bid. Perkins County will transfer all rights, title and interests that Perkins County has acquired via Quit Claim Deed to successful bidder. Any announcements made at the bid opening will take precedence.

In the White House, there are 13,092 knives, forks and spoons.

Dated this 19TH day of April, 2012 Notice is given that on April 9, 2012, Blaise Sims was appointed as Personal SYLVIA CHAPMAN Representative of the estate of Thomas Perkins County Finance Officer Sims. [Published April 26, 2012 & May 3, Creditors of decedent must file their 2012 at a total approximate cost of claims within four months after the $42.90.] date of the first publication of this notice or their claims may be barred. Claims may be filed with the Personal Representative or may be filed with the Clerk, and a copy of the claim mailed to the Personal Representative. /s/ Blaise Sims


The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.

Date: April 12, 2012 Present: Commissioners Schweitzer, Foster, Ottman, Gochenour and Henderson and Finance Officer Chapman Others present: Shane Penfield, Max Matthew, Rownea Gerbracht, Tracy Buer, Chris Candelaria, Beth Hulm Call to Order Chairman Schweitzer called the meeting to order at 10:02 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Perkins County Commission Regular Meeting

Minutes Henderson moved, Foster seconded to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2012 meeting, motion carried. Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2012 Board of Equalization meeting following correction, motion carried.

Monthly Reports •Finance Officers Account with the Deputy Finance Officer - To the Honorable Board of County Commissioners Perkins County: I hereby submit the following report of my examination of the cash and cash items in the hands of the Deputy Finance Officer of this County as of March 31, 2012, Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer, Perkins County. Total amount of deposits in banks $71,039.17, Total amount of actual cash $150.69; Insured Money Market $1,540,393.89; Dakota Plains Federal Credit Union membership fee $10.04; Certificates of Deposit $495,531.04; South Dakota FIT $101,495.23; Total $2,208,620.06. The total represents state, county, schools, cities and township funds, which will be transferred to each entity of government after being apportioned. •Sheriff ’s Fees in the amount of $598.43 were reviewed. •Motor Vehicle fees for the month of March, 2012 were reviewed. •Register of Deeds fees in the amount of $4,298.06 were reviewed.

10:30 a.m. Liquor Licenses •Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the on-sale liquor license RL5825 for Bison Country Club, motion carried. •Ottman moved, Foster seconded to approve the on-sale liquor license RL5710 for Lemmon Country Club, motion carried.

Be it Resolved by the County Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota, that the Plat of Lot A located in the Southwest Quarter and Southeast Quarter of Section 11; Lot B located in the Southwest Quarter and Southeast Quarter of Section 1, and Lot C located in the Southeast Quarter of Section 2 – Township 14 North – Range 16 East of the BHM, County of Perkins, State of South Dakota, having been examined, is hereby approved in accordance with the provisions of South Dakota Compiled Law, Chapter 11-3, and any amendments thereof.

clare the following property surplus, motion carried. 3 Metal Cabinets 12 Orange Chairs 2 Reception Chairs 3 Steel Desks with Returns 1 Steel Desk, no Return 1 3-drawer filing cabinet 2 filing cabinet 2 floor mats 1 homemade stand Dell Computer Monitor - CNOGFCNV-74445-18G-ANON Epson DFX 5000 dot matrix printer 1 Projector Screen Swingtec Series 7000 Typewriter 10’ Brown Steel Conference Table 5’ Steel Conference Table Vtel TV with stand Wooden Desk Hutch Wooden Printer Stand Wooden Shelves For Disposal Computer – MPC Client Pro Tower #3661118-0001 Computer – MPC Client Pro Tower #4133713-001 2 – Cell Phones

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Addition Blk 2, Lot 4, City of Lemmon, for the 2006 through 2011 taxes in the amount of $1,245.02, due to the property being taken for tax deed, motion carried HLS Grant Foster moved, Henderson seconded to approve HLS Grant in the amount of $34,717.04, to auto-supplement 226211-426.29 - $15,429.59 and 226-221454 - $19,287.45 and to transfer equipment in the amount of $19,287.45 to Lemmon VFD, motion carried. Spring Commissioner Conference Report Ottman gave a brief report on the recent Spring Commissioner Conference. Mike Schweitzer, Chairman [Published April 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $155.63.]

Fair Board Max Matthews was present to discuss the leasing of the office located in the Bentley Building. Henderson moved, Foster seconded to hold a joint meeting with the Fair Board and the Town of Bison concerning entering into a longterm lease, motion carried.

Correspondence A letter was received from the Department of Revenue concerning the recent Sales and Compliance Audit Report for the Director of Equalization’s office. Hours of Work Policy Discussion was held on the “over-time after 8 hours” policy. The policy will remain in place.

Township Bonds Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to approve the following township bonds: Antelope Clerk & Treasurer; Lodgepole Treasurer; Bison Clerk & Treasurer; Lincoln Clerk & Treasurer; Beck/Highland Clerk & Treasurer; Rockford Clerk-Treasurer; Vail Treasurer; DeWitt Clerk & Treasurer; Cash Clerk & Treasurer; Englewood Clerk & Treasurer; Moreau Clerk & Treasurer; Trail Clerk & Treasurer; Strool Clerk & Treasurer; Liberty Clerk & Treasurer; Clark Clerk-Treasurer; Foster Clerk & Treasurer; Lone Tree Clerk-Treasurer; Marshfield Clerk-Treasurer; Scotch Cap Clerk & Treasurer; Viking Clerk; Vrooman Clerk-Treasurer; Wilson Clerk-Treasurer; Meadow Clerk; Ada Clerk-Treasurer; Rainbow Clerk & Treasurer and Hall Clerk-Treasurer, motion carried.

Highway Department •Chris Candelaria, representing Trans Canada Keystone Pipeline, presented an Application & Permit for pipeline utility crossing. The plan is to bore under the road when needing a utility crossing. Foster moved, Henderson seconded to authorize Chairman Schweitzer as signatory on the Application & Permit, motion carried. •White Butte Overlay Project – Discussion was held on the White Butte Road Overlay Project. Buer has been negotiating with the contractor on material costs. •White Butte Road Project “Alternate A” – Foster moved, Henderson seconded to reject the Asphalt Concrete Overlay on White Butte Road “Alternate A”, motion carried. •Buer went over the Monthly Maintenance Project Report. •1990 Peterbilt burned to the ground last month. Gochenour moved, Foster seconded to authorize Buer to advertise for bids on a Tractor Truck, motion carried. Executive Session Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to enter into Executive Session to discuss personnel at 11:32 a.m., motion carried. Schweitzer declared the meeting out of Executive Session at 12:10 a.m.

Solid Waste Grant Henderson moved, Ottman seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-04 “Solid Waste Management Grant Funds”, roll call vote: Foster aye, Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-04 SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT GRANT FUNDS WHEREAS, Perkins County wishes to host a collection of waste tires for the Perkins County residents; and WHEREAS, Perkins County is eligible to apply for South Dakota Solid Waste Management Grant (SWMG) funds for the proposed collection and reuse / disposal of waste tires from the service area; and WHEREAS, the cost of advertisement of the event and final disposal costs of the waste tires are eligible for reimbursement by the grant funds; and WHEREAS, Perkins County has developed a work plan and will submit this plan to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Commission of Perkins County, South Dakota to duly authorize the submission of the Solid Waste Management Grant application for the proposed project; THEREFORE, be it further resolved that the Chairman of Perkins County Commission be authorized to execute and sign the Solid Waste Management Grant application on behalf of Perkins County, South Dakota.

Meeting Place Change Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to hold the regular meeting on May 8, 2012 at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon at 10:00 a.m., motion carried.

Plat Approval Foster moved, Henderson seconded to introduce and approve Resolution 2012-05, Roll call vote: Ottman aye, Gochenour aye, Henderson aye, Foster aye, Schweitzer aye, motion carried. Resolution 2012-05

Set Tax Deed Sale Foster moved, Gochenour seconded to declare the following property as surplus: 1)Lemmon Original Block 7, S ? of Lot 2 & all of Lot 3, City of Lemmon 2)Lemmon Original Block 13, Lot 16, City of Lemmon 3)Lemmon’s 3rd Addition Block 2 Lot 4, City of Lemmon, and to set the tax deed sale for 10:30 a.m. on May 8, 2012 at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon during the regular May Commission Meeting, motion carried. Surplus Property Ottman moved, Foster seconded to de-

Claims The following claims were presented and approved for payment: March payroll: 67,548.03; IRS, fica, 3,486.57; SD Retirement, retirement, 3,470.55; Delta Dental, insurance, 986.94; Lincoln Mutual, insurance, 123.12; SDSDBF, insurance, 17,738.63; Loyson Carda, travel, 166.50; JoAnne Seim, travel, 310.80; A&B Business, supplies/equip, 413.90; Denise Andahl, ct reporting, 380.00; BH Family Practice, jail medical, 8.00; Bison Courier, publishing, 749.76; Bison Food, supplies, 63.27; Bison Implement, repairs/supplies, 406.07; BL Contracting, cont serv/suppl, 7,482.03; T Buer, travel, 150.00; Butler Machinery, repairs, 1,133.79; Country Media, publishing, 678.14; Crane, Roseland, Hardy, ct appt atty, 82.00; Crossroads Hotel, travel, 93.00; Current Connection, maint, suppl, equip, 1,174.37; Dakota Business, supplies, 96.65; Dakota Herald, publishing, 20.40; EMC Insurance, insurance, 1,211.00; Evergreen Supply, supplies, 55.85; Faith Independent, subscription, 39.00; Lemmon Area Medical, blood testing, 44.50; G & O Paper, supplies, 221.70; Governors Inn, travel, 154.00; Grand Electric, utilities, 1,596.68; Grimms Pump, repairs, 1,332.10; Inland Truck Parts, repairs, 198.35; K Klemann, travel, 159.10; Lemmon EMT, travel/subsidy, 642.66; Lemmon IGA, supplies, 11.89; D Lockert, supplies, 45.62; Meadow Fire Dept, subsidy/ins, 6,929.00; NAPA Auto, supplies, 567.50; NW Farm & Home, supplies, 35.94; Pamida, jail medical, 52.47; S Penfield, rent/utilities, 450.00; Penor Texaco, maint, 60.13; Bison Ambulance, travel, 954.43; PharmChem Inc, sobriety testing, 63.00; Phil Paint & Body, repairs, 374.30; Print Shop, supplies, 58.20; Rivinius Tilling, contractual serv, 114.80; SBM, maintenance, 131.91; I Schmidt, travel, 63.64; SD Dept of Health, CHN qtly/blood testing, 1,615.00; SD DOT, prof fees, 680.20; SDAAO, registration, 100.00; SDACO, registration, 300.00; Sheehan Mack Sales, repairs, 188.90; Steinley Real Estate, registration, 555.00; Stock’s Electric, repairs, 286.47; Town of Bison, utilities, 223.38; Verizon Wireless, utilities, 182.46; VISA, supplies, 2,268.51; Western SD Senior Serv, meals subsidy, 3,000.00; WR Telephone, utilities, 838.34 HLS Grant Lemmon Fire Dept, EM Fire subsidy, 19,287.45

Notice is hereby given that the Bison School District No. 52-1, Bison, South Dakota, has been audited by Cahill Bauer & Associates, LLC for the year ended June 30, 2011. A detailed report thereon is available for public inspection, during normal business hours, at the business office of the School District, and also available at the Department of Legislative Audit in Pierre, South Dakota or on the Department of Legislative Audit website at HYPERLINK "http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm" http://www.state.sd.us/legislativeaudit/Reports/reports_all.htm. The following findings and recommendations provide a brief description of material weaknesses in internal control that are described in more detail in the audit report.


Finding: Internal control over financial reporting and compliance is not adequate. Recommendation: We recommend a high level of awareness be maintained by management to assist in preventing, detecting, or correcting matters that may arise due to this internal control weakness.

Finding: The School’s internal control structure should provide for the preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Recommendation: It is the responsibility of management and those charged with governance to make the decision whether to accept the degree of risk associated with this condition because of cost or other considerations. CAHILL BAUER & ASSOCIATES, LLC [Published April 19, and April 26, 2012 at a total approximate cost of $39.66.]

Tax Abatements •Ottman moved, Foster seconded to abate taxes in the amount of $35.06 on the Harley Rathbun mobile home only located in the NW 9–19-16, as the tax is uncollectible, motion carried. •Foster moved, Ottman seconded to approve the abatement on Lemmon Original Blk 13 Lot 16, City of Lemmon, for 2006 through 2011 taxes in the amount of $4,731.84, due to the property being taken for tax deed, motion carried. •Ottman move, Foster seconded to approve the abatement on Lemmon’s 3rd

Adjournment Gochenour moved, Henderson seconded to adjourn at 1:15 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Perkins County Commission will be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Dakota Lodge in Lemmon. ATTEST: APPROVED:

Sylvia Chapman, Finance Officer

Two very popular and common objects have the same function, but one has thousands of moving parts, while the other has absolutely no moving parts - an hourglass and a sundial.

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This weather stayed nice enough most of the week so I was able to get part of my gardens planted. We didn't get much moisture, just a little over a quarter of an inch in four little showers, but it was enough to help green things up some. There is enough new grass that the cows have almost quit coming to the feed ground. My potatoes from last year had some pretty big sprouts on them, so I cut them up and planted them in my big garden back of the shed. I wound up with more than I counted on, so I may have overdone it again. If it rains, twelve long rows will yield a lot of potatoes! It was my birthday Thursday and my sister came up to bring a beautiful doll she crocheted for me. She stayed for lunch so we could look my garden spots over and then she went back to Bison to work in her yard. I finished celebrating my birthday by going on a parts run to Bowman with Reuben. We were having a pretty nice day until we got home that afternoon and got a phone call that ruined everything. Tony Holt called to tell us that our dear friend Gene Jenson had just died. Gene had been to town and got home to find Dave and Rhonda Lensegrav had brought the bulls Gene had bought at their sale. Gene smiled that big smile of his and visited a minute before his big heart just stopped. He's had some health problems this past year, but when I visited with Gene and Louise at Neale Kaitfors' funeral a week ago he told me he was feeling pretty good. More bad news came on Saturday. Gene and Louise's granddaughter Lacy Jenson is stationed in Kuwait and was flying home for her Grandpa's funeral when they got word that Lacy's mother, Gina Swartz, had passed away suddenly. Lacy called home after she landed at the Minneapolis airport and Rone had to tell her about the death of her mother. What a lot of heartbreak for these kids to deal with. Jim Haivala was in a bad 4wheeler accident in Arizona last week that left him in critical condition and paralyzed from the chest down. Saturday night we got word that Jim had also passed away. We haven't heard any details about Jim's funeral or Gina's funeral, but Gene's will be 11:00 Tuesday in Ralph. Please keep these families in your prayers. Thursday Reub found a new calf

Grand River Roundup........................................................................................By Betty Olson
dead in our pasture that the coyotes were eating on so I called the trapper. Scott Philips and the state plane was here early Friday morning and killed a coyote just north of the place. Sunday morning we could hear Jerry Janvrin flying at Wayne Lee's and Jim Wilkinson's. The last we heard Chicken Man had shot six coyotes killed and I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't get a few more before he got back home. We've been hearing coyotes both north and south of our place and they seem to be everywhere! We were pleasantly surprised when Earl and Loretta Davis stopped for a quick cup of coffee Friday afternoon on their way up to visit Bill and Heidi Thompson. Earl, Bill and Reuben were classmates back in the day and it was nice to see them. Mark Thompson called me Sunday morning about Gene Jenson and to tell me that his granddaughter in Sturgis is a friend of our granddaughter Brinley. Thad was helping them with a science project the other day when Jim Thompson came on KBHB radio. Mark's granddaughter told them Jim was her uncle and Thad told her how our families are connected. It's a small world! We had some excitement Sunday afternoon. Reub decided to finish calving by selling the cows that hadn't calved yet since the prairie is looking pretty dry. He called Dewey Carr to haul them to Faith Sunday afternoon for the sale on Monday. The guys had the cows in and Dewey wasn't here yet when I headed out toward the highway for Gert Kooiman's 95th birthday party down at Bev and Iver Heier's. Halfway to the highway I met Dewey's semi roaring in on our gravel road. He slid the truck to a stop and asked me to go back home to call the fire department because there was a fire just south of our mailbox! Dewey beat me to the ranch and jumped in with Casey, Reub and Trig while I called the fire departments. Another semi had been headed south with a broken axle dragging on the pavement and sparking. It ignited a couple fires along the highway and if Dewey hadn't seen this one just as it started, we'd have been in trouble. There's nothing like a fire to get the neighbors together in a hurry! Fire trucks came from Reva and Ralph and the neighbors came with their fire fighting units. There wasn't much wind, and thanks to the quick response, these experi-

enced firemen had it under control fast. It only burned about ten acres, but with wind like we had on Saturday it could have been deadly. The deadline to pay Income Tax was Monday. Have you seen this letter to Obama from a disgusted taxpayer? April 15, 2012 Mr. President Thank you for helping my neighbors with their mortgage payments. You know the ones down the street who in the good times refinanced their house several times and bought SUVs, ATVs, RVs, a pool, a big screen, two Wave Runners and a Harley. But I was wondering, since I am paying my mortgage and theirs, could you arrange for me to borrow the Harley now and then? Sincerely, Joe Taxpayer P.S. They also need help with their credit cards, when do you want me to start making those payments? P.P.S. I almost forgot - they didn't file their income tax return this year. Should I go ahead and file for them or will you be appointing them to cabinet posts?

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Lost A 3/4 length white jacket with a red & purple collar, if found please call 244-7770. B45-1tc For Sale FOR SALE: 1 used lathe, old. Call Fritz at 1-605-866-4434. F32-2tp Second Chance! Three bed, two bath ranch style home with basement for sale. Includes extra lot, a one-room school house and 4 car garage. 613 1st Ave. West. If interested call Kvale's at 244-7536. B40-tfn

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CITY OF MENNO, population 608, seeking FT police chief. SD certified. Benefits. Salary DOQ. Applications-resume due May 4 at 5 p.m. Call 605-387-2427.

For Rent For rent: Homestead Heights located in Bison, S.D., has a one and two bedroom apartment available. Homestead Heights is a low-income elderly and disabled Section 8 HUD (Housing and Urban Development) housing facility. We are smoke free. Energy Assistance is available for those who qualify. Utilities are included in the rent. Homestead Heights is an equal housing opportunity. For more information, please call (605) 2445473. B14-tfn Services Cleaning Services, various hours available. References upon request. Please call Karin @ 2447799 or 406-581-1108. B30-tfn Employment The Bison Courier has a part time opening for more information call 244-7199. B44-tfn WANTED Wanted: People who need some great new sunglasses: Lemmon Eye Clinic has a great selection of men's and women's sunglasses that are running now 40% off retail! Hurry in while the supply lasts! Mon-Thurs 9-4. B45-2tc

Grade 7 - 12 Math teacher & High School English teacher with or without coaching. Send letter of application, resume & copy of transcript to Supt. Don Kraemer, PO Box 9, Bison, SD 57620

WESTERN AUCTION: Buick 45,000 mi. Car, 2011 Enclosed Trailer, 2800 Gold & Silver Coins, 59 Guns, Antiques, Artifacts, Furniture, Art, Apr 28-29, Wall, SD, 1605-544-3316,www.PiroutekAuction.com. NEED MONEY TO PAY off bills?? Sell Avon! Work from home. Earn 40% on your first 4 orders. 1-877454-9658. BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY


TODD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT, Mission, SD is seeking candidates for the position of superintendent of schools. The candidate needs to have the proper certification requirements and should be a strong educational leader with human relations skills and knowledge of working with cultural diversity. Contact Dr. Julie Ertz at 605-391-4719 or jertz@asbsd.org for application materials. Filing deadline May 4th. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org.

obtain within 3 months of hire date. Benefits package. Position open until filled. Apply: Haakon Co. Highway Dept., 22260 Lake Waggoner Rd., Philip, SD 57567. 605/859-2472.

HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE FOREMAN, full time, Pierre area. Must have CDL, supervisory experience preferred. Wage DOQ. Contact DOL or Hughes County, 605773-7477. Closes April 27. EOE. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. LOG HOMES

LOOMIX® FEED supplements is seeking Dealers. Motivated individuals with cattle knowledge and community ties. Contact Bethany @ (800) 870-0356 / becomeadealer@adm.com to find out if there is a Dealership opportunity in your area. MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES needed! Train to become a Medical Office Assistant! No experience needed! Local job training. Placement available. HS diploma or GED and PC needed! 1-888-9267884. GREAT PAYING JOBS! Statewide construction jobs, $12.00 - $15.00 OR MORE hourly + benefits. Summer or permanent. No experience necessary. Hit Pay Dirt! Apply Online www.sdwork.org. EMPLOYMENT EDUCATION

CUSTER REGIONAL SENIOR CARE is searching for dedicated, caring nurses to join our team. We have full and part time LPN and RN positions available. We offer excellent benefits and competitive wages. For more information please contact TerryAnn Scott at (605) 673-2237 ext. 29 or log onto www.regionalhealth.com to apply. EEOC/AA.

DAKOTA LOG HOME Builders representing Golden Eagle Log Homes, building in eastern, central, northwestern South & North Dakota. Scott Connell, 605-5302672, Craig Connell, 605-2645650, www.goldeneagle loghomes .com. ADVERTISE IN NEWSPAPERS statewide for only $150.00. Put the South Dakota Statewide Classifieds Network to work for you today! (25 words for $150. Each additional word $5.) Call this newspaper or 800-6583697 for details. STEEL BUILDINGS - FACTORY DIRECT: 40x80, 50x100, 62x120, 70x150, 80x200, Must liquidate Spring deliveries. Limited supply. Call Trever 1-888-782-7040. STEEL BUILDINGS NOTICES

WANTED: SERVICE TECHNICIANS at a stable dealership with three locations in South Dakota and four locations in Nebraska. Excellent benefit package. A/C service departments. Wages DOE. For locations and phone numbers check our website: www.grossenburg.com. E Q U I P M E N T OPERATOR/MAINTENANCE Worker: Full-time. Must have commercial driver’s license/able to

Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food.

One & Two Bedroom Apartments The Village Manor, Hettinger, North Dakota Small Pets Allowed All utilities included No Age Limitations Rental assistance available
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What is the oldest known plant used for livestock feed? Alfalfa - Records of its use as livestock feed date to as early as 1,000 B.C. Alfalfa is one of the most nutritious crops to feed to animals. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

Mater Gardeners
Bedding Plant Sale!
May 10th, 11th, 12th from 9 to 6 Flowers - Vegetable - Perennials

Bentley Building

Sale will be held at the

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